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Black Partner Growth Initiative Accelerator Program

The Black Partner Growth Initiative accelerator program empowers Black-owned partner organizations by providing you with access to deeper engagement, information, and resources that build and scale your business within the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.

Registration for the Fall 2022 cohort is coming soon. Check back for details.

Each quarter, Microsoft partners selected for this cohort will receive:

  • Personalized 1:1 partner support in developing your company growth roadmap for solutioning, sales, marketing, customer growth, and navigating Microsoft partner resources
  • Access to a partner enablement and tech acceleration intensive which includes curated cloud enablement, financial management, entrepreneurship, and tech business education courses
  • Mentorship, including group and 1:1 business advising and strategic support, focused on company growth
  • Additional opportunities that are embedded into the program to aid in the development of a profitable cloud business
  • Engagement with Microsoft executives, stakeholders, and partners

Upon completion of the BPGI accelerator program, you will receive:

  • A featured article spotlighting your solution on Microsoft platforms
  • Priority referral to additional exclusive Microsoft programs and market opportunities, including leads and referrals based on availability and partner readiness
  • Post-graduation support and the opportunity to carve out the next steps for your continued success

The BPGI accelerator program will enroll a limited number of Microsoft partners each quarter.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Enrolled in the Black Partner Growth Initiative
  • Member of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program and meet one of these categories:
    • Offering consulting and services that utilize Microsoft products, or
    • Building on a Microsoft platform to build their own business, or
    • Developing apps using Microsoft products, or
    • Creating IP using Microsoft products (i.e., organizations who are willing to build technology on the Microsoft platform)
  • At least 51% Black-owned tech organization based in the United States with at least three (3) employees, including contractors
  • Business in operation for at least two years (24+ months)
  • At least one solution or consulting services offer in the marketplace, or willing to place a solution in the market within 3-6 months, with a focus in one of these areas: Azure, Business Applications (i.e., Dynamics 365), Modern Work (i.e., Office 365, Teams), or Security
  • Ready and committed to scaling business through Microsoft and their distribution channels